Celebrating Diversity by Celebrating Nationalities

Published 4 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesCanteen Cultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion
At 48 Carey Street, Multiplex decided to demonstrate its commitment to respecting diversity by celebrating the national days of the home countries of everyone working on site. On that day, their country’s flag is flown in the canteen, and traditional food from that country is prepared. ‘Inclusion’ posters have been posted around the site, proudly displaying the site team that...

One step hop-up platform with guardrail

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesInitiatives Injuries MIU
On the Royal Albert Dock project for Multiplex, we have introduced the one step hop-up platform with guardrail. We brought the use of these onto our project as general hop-ups with no guardrail do not comply with the working at height regulations, yet many operatives were not aware this. We found that many operatives believed the distance of falling from hop-ups...

HIAB Check Sheet

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesProtected and controlled access
On the Royal Albert Dock project for Multiplex, we have introduced a HIAB check sheet for the safe operation of HIAB vehicles prior to their use on the project. The checklist contains a number of requirements that must be met. Contractors’ supervision along with a Multiplex appointed person undertake checks, and where vehicles or drivers do not comply with any...

Electronic screw jacking system

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
At the Principal Place Residential project, Multiplex and superstructure subcontractor Careys, introduced an electronic screw jacking system for its jump form rig. This is the first time that this has been used in Europe. These are safer, more accurate and more environmentally friendly than the standard alternative which uses hydraulic fluid. Hydraulic fluid disposal or leaks can be harmful; if...

University of Glasgow Health & Wellbeing Research Project

Published 23 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCommunity liaison Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Universities
Multiplex has been working in partnership with the University of Glasgow to support academic research opportunities associated with the University of Glasgow Campus Development. Working with the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, we have developed a research project focused on the health of the construction workforce at the Campus Development project. Two undergraduate students, Gina...

Independent Learning Programme

Published 23 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools
Multiplex established the Independent Learning Programme with six secondary schools and 70 pupils from the West of Glasgow. The ILP is a 12 week secondary school programme with the teams from each school given the Learning & Teaching Hub project brief tasked with “bidding for the job”. They were tasked with creating a construction company, assigning roles to each other,...

Microwave sensors on temporary lighting

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Tim Hoyland
CategoriesInitiatives Lighting Working methods
As part of an ongoing effort to minimise carbon dioxide emissions, Multiplex, working in collaboration with Cape (Electrical & Mechanical) has successfully procured the use of microwave sensors within the temporary LED lighting package at the Marble Arch Place project. There are many advantages to using microwave sensors over traditional head-end controlled and passive infrared sensors (PIR) temporary lighting systems....

Assessment for learning in school outreach

Published 6 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesCommunity liaison Public Schools
Assessment for Learning (AfL) is a key technique used by good teaching practitioners. Strategic questioning, peer feedback and student self-assessment is used by both the instructor and the learner to determine the learner’s understanding and how to achieve learning goals. Despite considerable efforts by the construction industry to work with schools, the effectiveness of these engagements is likely to be...

Wellbeing Corner

Published 6 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Georgina Grafakou
CategoriesRe-use Recreation Rest
With Autumn’s dark mornings and evenings taking hold in London, the Multiplex team decided to enhance wellbeing at the project and create a more pleasant environment for the whole workforce. The removal of one out of two tower cranes created a new space at the team’s project office that was converted to a well-being corner available to anyone. The well-being...

ACT Awareness E-Learning 1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Published 25 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesE-learning Personal development Qualifications Training
The Royal Albert Dock project for Multiplex continues to work alongside the Protective Security Operations tackling counter-terrorism to protect the local borough of Newham. ACT (Action Counter Terrorism) has introduced a 45 minute e-learning awareness course which we have rolled out to all employees and subcontractors to undertake to help save lives. As a company, we take great pride in...

Greening the Grey 6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Tom Gibbs
CategoriesAir quality Enclosures First Impressions campaign Initial impressions Sustainable solutions
Multiplex has partnered with researchers at the University of Glasgow to conduct a trial of Green Screens at the construction site for the new Learning & Teaching Hub. This trial will evaluate how green screens compare to traditional construction hoarding to trap air pollutants and slow down rainfall runoff. Green screens are made from a steel grid and densely woven...

On site VP Hire Station Facility

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesWorkforce information
On the Royal Albert Dock project we have a Hire Station based on site which delivers to Multiplex an ‘on site facility’ for the duration of our construction build. The office provides all primary and secondary subcontractors with a single onsite facility where suppliers can go to place orders, collect, return and exchange equipment or to replenish consumable accessories. In...

Maxvac Core Drill

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
On the Royal Albert Dock for Multiplex, we have introduced the Maxvac Drilling Shrouds which captures nearly all dust generated whilst Core Drilling. Using the vacuum suction, the dust and debris are caught within the shroud, giving operatives a truly dustless working environment which saves our workers from breathing harmful silica dust whilst keeping the area dust free and saving...

Overcoming Ovarian Cancer

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesCharities/organisations Medical conditions
On the Royal Albert Project we work alongside many contractors on encouraging women in to construction and assist them with developing new skills to progress within the construction industry. We have developed over the course of our project to get women into construction have meant the increase in female employees has reached over 70. On the project we have many...

Community nursery gate unveiling

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Frank Blande
CategoriesCommunity liaison Nurseries
Following on from our Ivor Goodsite visit and flower planting workshop with Fitzrovia Community Nursery, the Multiplex team at 80 Charlotte Street arranged to have the children’s pictures and photos installed on the project gate opposite the nursery entrance. We then gathered all the children together from the nursery to show them the end result. We featured three of their...